Patrick Barinaga Williams

Patrick began playing his uncle’s accordion in the fourth grade as a summer break from piano lessons.  He enjoyed it and at the beginning of his eighth grade year, at the age of thirteen, he began taking lesion from Jimmy Jausoro.  He met regularly with Jimmy during 1996 and 1997 and then he continued to play for Boiseko Gasteak, the young Basque dance group in Boise, Idaho, until he went to the Air Force Academy after graduating from high school in 1999 and then began his career as a pilot.